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  • Hendrik Vosberg (1643 - d.)
    Evert’s son is not given a name in the records I have seen so the name Hendrick Vosberg may be an invention. In the book “Documents relative to the history and settlement of the towns a...
  • Magna (c.360 - d.)
    A common Internet genealogy says she was wife of Ennodius , but there appears to be no supporting evidence.
  • Muriella de Normandie (Fictitious) (c.970 - c.1019)
    She is a fictitious person, said to have been an illegitimate daughter of Richard I, duke of Normandy. The story is that she was the first wife of Balderic the Teuton, and mother of Foulques d'Aunou an...
  • Odilba (412 - 450)
  • John Lee Pettimore, Jnr (c.1920 - c.1970)
    Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big black Dodge Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside Well him and my...

Many invented and fictional people have been inserted into genealogical collections, generally as part of an attempt to fill in the blanks, but also to connect cultures and justify claims to an ancient history.

Profiles for invented and fictional people often become battleground among genealogists.


This project collects and identifies people for whom no historical evidence exists.


  • Arthurian Fiction - people who are medieval inventions from the many stories of Arthurian romance.
  • Early Flemish Genealogy - medieval fictions in in Flanders and surrounding areas.
  • Early Frisian Genealogy - medieval fictions in Holland and surrounding areas.
  • Frankish Fiction - people who are the invention of medieval Frankish chronicles.
  • Greek Mythology - characters from Greek mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Roman mythology.
  • Irish Fiction - characters from Irish mythology, including the Lebor Gabála Érenn.
  • Modern Fiction - people who appear to have been invented in the 19th and 20th centuries, including those invented by genealogical forgers and con men.
  • Norse Mythology - characters from Norse (Scandinavian) mythology.
  • Odin's Kin - descents from the Norse and Germanic god Odin or Woden.
  • Roman Mythology - characters from Rome mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Greek mythology.
  • Shakespeare's History - genealogy in William Shakespeare's plays.
  • Welsh Mythology - characters from Welsh mythology.

'To add additional projects, contact one of the project collaborators.'